The Basics

The UVa Global Health Case Competition brings together students from across the University’s undergraduate and graduate schools to dream up relevant strategies to challenging global health issues. Interdisciplinary teams are assigned the case on a Monday and have one week to deliberate, strategize, and innovate on a given global health issue. The following Saturday, teams present their work to a group of esteemed judges.

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Schedule

Monday 11/3, 1:00-2:00: PM Brown Bag Lunch and Open Table discussion on approaching global health projects at OpenGrounds
Monday 11/3, 5 PM: Cases released to participants via email
Tuesday 11/4 – Thursday 11/6: Mentorship available via Piazza site
Friday 11/7: Pre-competition social. Location TBA.
Saturday 11/8, 12:00-6:00: Competition Date! Details of schedule TBA

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Registration

Any student can participate! No prior experience is necessary, and we encourage students from diverse fields to get involved.

Students can register for the competition as part of a pre-formed team or as an individual. Pre-formed teams may have a maximum of 6 and a minimum of 4 people on their team. Pre-formed teams must have at least three different disciplines represented on their team.

Online registration will run from Monday, October 20th through Wednesday, October 29th. ALL STUDENTS – whether part of a team or not – ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION FORM.

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History

The UVa Center for Global Health has hosted the Global Health Competition for three years running.

The first Global Health Case Competition took place in February 2013 and asked students to address the issue of extremely drug resistant tuberculosis in the economically revitalized and historic Mumbai slum of Dharavi.

Last year’s case competition concerned health interventions for the Syrian refugee crisis.

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Contact

Sreemoyee Som is the lead case writer and logistics coordinator for the competition. You can email her at uva.ghcc@gmail.com.

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